Rated 5 out of 5 by STC525 1/2 size larger is perfect
Was a big fan of the LLBean hikers that are no longer available so I tried the Merrells::
Ordered my regular size 8 and it was too small! Sent it back and quickly received a size 8.5 and they fit perfectly.
Imagine: I opened the box, put them on, wore them for a Saturday morning shopping trip and did not notice I was wearing a brand new pair of shoes--they are that comfortable.
April 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lguhiker excellent hikers
I bought these to replace hiking boots that bothered my ankles.
These are low cut, yet offer great support.
I have only gone hiking with them twice so far, but I LOVE them.
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CostaRica Merrell hiking shoes
Love them! Have used them for several hikes. They are comfortable, waterproof and the soles grip when they need to. Be aware that they run small. I had to return them for the next size.
March 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by horselover56 NICE SHOES BUT....
These shoes seem to be a well made pair of hiking shoes. But I found they ran rather short and narrow. Therefore, it was hard to evaluate exactly how good they are. I returned them and hope to get a larger/wider size that will work for me. Never bought Merrill shoes before, so maybe they all run on the smaller size.
March 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by exMainiac Not right for hip replacement person
The shoes are attractive, well-made and affordable, but the "adjustments" Merrell has added, for the different build women have, only served to make my hip surgery feel like it was being adversely affected. The shoes purport to angle a woman's stride to reflect the angle of hip to knee to ankle, thus making walking more balanced. This design did not work for me, and I would not recommend these shoes to anyone with back or hip or knee problems, without their seeing an orthopedist first.
March 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PeggyL Comfortable and Good Traction
These boots fit well with normal socks and gave me good traction on snowy ground. I'm glad I bought them.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by FlyCatcher1 No clunky boot look!
I needed waterproof shoes to wear to work since I walk between buildings quite a bit (and it rains A LOT in FL), and didn't like the clunky look of most other hiking shoes. These are great for being on your feet most of the day, and don't have the hiking boot look. I didn't need to break them in at all, as they were perfectly comfortable straight out of the box. I have not tried hiking in them yet, so I can't comment on their sturdiness, but for basic everyday wear - great!
January 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by littledottie Terrible shoes
Material too stiff...hurt my heels and feet to wear. Gave them a try for 2 wks. Gave to friend and she said same thing. We are both avid walkers. Finally, gave them to goodwill. Would never recommend shoes!
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OSUfaninMichigan Merrell waterproof hikers
My new boots arrived 2 days ago. I have had them on twice now. They are stiff out of the box, but are gradually breaking in. My regular hiking boots are merrells, too, so I knew I would like these. I do go up 1/2 size on all hiking shoes. They fit wonderfully and will get many more years of use. My old ones were worn for at least 8 yrs and still are in good shape, but my feet have gotten longer. Thank you Bean for carrying these hikers.
December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by llbeanershopaholic Can you say sturdy!!
These are a nice sturdy shoe. Great for around town in inclement weather ie. snow/ice which is seemingly 6 months of the year in my neck of the woods! I am still breaking them in after about two weeks of regular wear-they are stiff and sturdy-which is a good thing in the long run. I found they do run slightly small-I ALMOST bought size 9 rather than size 8.5. I am normally an 8.5, and the fit was just right. snug, but not too snug. My only slight complaint so far is that the tongue is too bulky at the top and rubs against my foot/leg, but again, I just may need to break them in more. They feel like they'll last forever with moderate wear!
October 20, 2013